The Citizens are currently top of the table, 14 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United, while Leeds occupy 11th position, level on points with 10th-placed Arsenal on the same number of games.
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The Whites beat Fulham 2-1 prior to the international break, while the Blades went down 5-0 to Leicester City in their most recent league outing.
The Blues, who beat Everton 2-0 on Monday evening, are currently fourth in the table, two points clear of fifth-placed West Ham United, while Leeds occupy 11th spot in England’s top flight.
The Whites eased to a 3-0 win over Southampton last time out, while an out-of-sorts Villa succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.
The visitors head to the Emirates Stadium sitting 10th in the table and with a game in hand over their hosts, who slipped into the bottom half as a result of their defeat at Aston Villa last weekend.
The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury against Everton in January and subsequently missed their last outing against Leeds United.
The Foxes head into today’s fixtures third in the division, five points behind leaders Manchester City, while Leeds are 12th after returning to winning ways in midweek.
The Whites have suffered back-to-back losses in all competitions, while Brighton went down 1-0 to Manchester City last time out in the league to remain in relegation trouble.
The visitors trounced West Bromwich Albion 5-0 in midweek, whereas Tottenham’s clash with Fulham was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in the Cottagers’ camp.
Further first half goals from Ezgjan Alioski, Jack Harrison and Rodrigo, and a brilliant strike in the second half from Raphinha, gave Leeds their biggest top-flight victory since a 6-1 win at Charlton Athletic in April 2003.
The Whites currently sit 15th in the table, having picked up 17 points from their 14 matches this term, while in-form Burnley are 16th, four points behind their opponents this weekend with a game in hand.
Scott McTominay’s superb early brace set the tone in a wild first half in which Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof also scored before Leeds captain Liam Cooper clawed one back.
The hosts come into the match now sitting sixth in the Premier League table with a game in hand over most of the teams around them, while Leeds were big winners against Newcastle United last time out.
The 22-year-old has only made one Premier League appearance for the Blues during the current season, having fallen down the pecking order following Thiago Silva’s arrival.
The two sides went toe-to-toe before late goals by Stuart Dallas, Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison secured the points for Marcelo Bielsa’s side who, again showed why they had been so good to watch since their top-flight return.
Head coach Marcelo Bielsa revealed at his media conference last Wednesday that he has no plans to buy a defender in the transfer window next month, but a loan deal has not been ruled out.
The Whites are winless in their last 13 top-flight trips to Everton since 1990 and have failed to score in eight of the last 10 such encounters
Pepe struck the crossbar in a first half where Arsenal were largely on the back foot and the Gunners were under even pressure more when their winger was dismissed in the 51st minute after an apparent head butt on Ezgjan Alioski.
Both sides have lost three of their last four top-flight outings to undo promising starts to their respective campaigns, leaving them both languishing in the bottom half after eight games of the campaign.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who were beaten by the same scoreline at home by Leicester City on Monday, slumped to 14th place with the defeat.